Native vs supported resolution

For example, 1920 x 1080 means that there are 1920 pixels horizontally and 1080 pixels vertically.

Videos can have various dimensions, depending on what device was used for shooting. It is considered that the more pixels, the higher is the quality. However, it is also the display resolution that matters. To see the so-called pixel-perfect picture, it is important that the film and display specs match. That means that you won’t be able to enjoy a 4K movie on Nokia 3310.

It is also useful to know the difference between native resolution and supported resolution. Some modern screens can have both.

The native resolution is the exact number of pixels on the physical screen. The supported one is the number of pixels that a monitor can emulate electronically. It can be lower or higher than the native one. It is important to know, that even though your device can support higher resolution, the image can only be as good as the native one.

So when you post your content, it is always a good idea to think about all the specs in advance. As guidance, you can use recommended requirements from social media, to understand which dimensions will look best on most devices.

If you need to change the resolution, use one of Clideo's video editing tools. They work in any browser on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. And it will cost you nothing if your film is up to 500 MB. Let’s see how you can resize your creation.

  1. Upload your file

    Open the video resizer tool in your browser and click the big blue button “Choose file” to upload the movie from your device. Alternatively, hover over the down arrow to be able to add from the cloud storage.

    Upload video to change native or supported resolution
  2. Change resolution

    When the content is processed, select the social medium and a post type you need. If you like to manually adjust all the settings, choose “Custom”, and then set the aspect ratio and resolution by yourself.

    Adjust native or supported resolution

    If you need, you can play around with the “Crop options” settings to add or remove borders, change the background color, and so on.

    Finally, hit “Export” to let the tool do the rest.

  3. Save the video

    Now review your film and, if all looks well, save it to your device, Google Drive or Dropbox. If you see that some changes are required, you can always click the “Edit” button and make them.

    Download video with changed native or supported resolution

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